Gove moves into housing hot seat

Last week Michael Gove was appointed UK Housing Secretary, moving from his roles as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office in the latest cabinet reshuffle. Upon his appointment Gove renamed The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) to The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

The great British bake-in?

How much of our lockdown behaviour is now baked in to our retail property world? The country may seem like it’s in something of a state of retail shock. The buzz on the high street is more of a whimper, but the rates of decline are slowing – as shown in the LDC reports. But,...

A Sustainability Stand-Off

With the real estate sector accelerating along its path to a more sustainable future, as a development lender, we remain pragmatic, recognising that it simply will not be possible for every new building to meet the high standards demanded from a carbon standpoint. There will be a natural tension between the necessity of delivering...

A Lightbulb Moment for Dark Retail

Off-site food-prep sites – commonly known as Dark Kitchens - are booming in the UK in line with a surging £4.9bn food delivery market, which now makes up 8% of the overall UK food service sector. Just Eat’s announcement this week that the company will hire 1500 new employees over the coming year is...

Is WFH (Working from Holiday) the New Normal?

Over the past week the Innesco team has been discussing our commutes into the office, specifically the gradual increase in commuters occupying various modes of public transport across London. This, combined with the distinct shortage of bicycle racks and ever-growing queues for the office coffee machines, has led us to the same conclusion –...

Real Estate’s Reaction to Latest IPCC Report

On Monday the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) released its latest blockbuster assessment report ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow in November. The report detailed the extent of human damage to our planet which has wide-ranging implications for the built environment. Industry leaders labelled the report a “massive wake-up...

Is the Office ready for recovery?

The debate surrounding the future of the office grabbed the UK headlines this week. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak announced that young people will see their careers benefit by working in the office as part of a continuing push to persuade people to bid farewell to the home set-up, and embrace a return...

Innesco Turns Twelve!

This month Innesco is celebrating its 12th Birthday – and what a journey it has been so far! The business continues to thrive since rising from the ashes of the financial crisis in 2009, gaining the trust of some of the largest, most respected, and ambitious companies in global real estate.  As part of our birthday...